Friday, May 05, 2006

"No one knits socks anymore"

True story: I was working afternoon shift on Wednesday and during a brief lull, pulled out the sock and started working on it. The RN, a woman with white hairs betraying her age and a gentle smile that has come with time wearing away the impatience of youth watched me in fascination. She wasn't the only one. Many patients and co-workers would ask what I'm working on and I would hold up the cuff and tell them it was a sock. Of course, I could have told them it was a snake-warmer, they still would have looked impressed and asked the usual questions: "Can you make me one?" "How long did it take?" etc.

As I was working, however, the RN mused "I didn't think anyone knit socks anymore". I suddenly imagined her being one of those who has lived long enough to see handknit socks go obsolete only to see them come back again. It was kind of a cool thought.

I have no pictures of my projects, but that doesn't quite stop me, no. I'll share with you a few of my favorite ones that I've taken within the past month.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

1 comment:

  1. I was just reading a book set in western Canada during WWII, and the author mentions the posters urging women to knit socks, and flyers that were sent out on "how to knit 10 pairs of socks a day"! It made me realize what a much faster knitter I would be if my feet really depended on me to be warm and dry.